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†family Halcyornithidae Harrison and Walker 1972 (parrot)

Reptilia - Psittaciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 39369

Synonym: Pseudasturidae Mayr 1998 (taxon 136454)

Parent taxon: Psittaciformes according to G. Mayr 2011

Sister taxa: Cacatuidae, Messelasturidae, Mopsitta, Namapsitta, Nestoridae, Panpsittaciformes, Platycercidae, Psittacidae, Psittaculidae, Strigopidae

Subtaxa: Cyrilavis, Pulchrapollia

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore